CASE STUDY: LCA THREE WAYS

INTRODUCING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN UNDERGRADUATES TO FAST-TRACK LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Author:
Louise Rosanna Manfredi
Company/School:
Syracuse University

 

Life cycle assessment is one of many tools a designer can use to design products for the circular economy. Unfortunately, commonly used software that offer comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) presents a challenge for students to use in design without extensive training. This case study discusses the use of three different fast-track LCA tools with 4th year industrial design students. A small-scale survey revealed that each student found at least one tool approachable enough to use in future design work.

 

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